Montgomery County IL farmers talk cover crops


Farmers in Montgomery County, Illinois are taking to cover crops.  

Mark Schweizer converted to a cereal rye cover crop system about five years ago, and tells Brownfield he’s already seen benefits…

“It just seemed like that ground’s more mellow.”  He says, “It’s easier for that crop to take hold; for the roots to take hold, and once them beans grow, they’ve been really good. I haven’t seen a decrease in my yields.

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